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Q: I have discovered that I am allergic to Fava beans, is there any common treatments? -- Rick Press Reply 17th Mar 2009

A: Broad Beans or Fava Beans: It is not an allergy but a defective or missing enzyme in your system, Your doctor can give you a list of foods and medicines to avoid. Fava bean poisoning can be fatal if treatments are not given, this is usually blood transfusions with the appropriate enzyme added. -- Davina Martin - 25th Mar 2009

Q: Ink in Leather. My 2 year old granddaughter got a hold of an ink pen and scribbled on my leather recliner.  Could you possibly give me a clue as to how to get the ink out.  I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Robin St Jean -- Reply. 30/03/09

Q:  Can wax wash off in washing machine Sent from my iPod  -- Brent Lewandowski Reply 19/04/09

Q: How can I get polyblend grout out of jeans? -- "Terri Fox" Reply 21/04/09

Q: Alcohol Based Tint Stain on Hands. Here's one for you. I was tinting furniture with Sayer alcohol based stain and it penetrated my leather glove and stained my fingers the color of iodine.

I tried their thinner for this product, paint thinner, gasoline, lacqer thinner, alcolhol and nothing works. Clorox seemed to remove a bit of color used full strength, but that is hard on the hands. Any ideas?? -- Natalie Reply

Q: Sqeaky shoes: I've just brought a pair of lovely shoes, but they are man made fibres and squeak when I walk in them. Any solutions? Thanks Hazel. -- Reply

Q: Bad Milk Smell. Someone spilled 5 gallons of milk on the counter and went into the cabinets at the hotel and oh my god it stinks!! Any suggestions ??. -- EL Motor Lodge Reply

Q: How to Remove a Smell. A bottle of cologne broke in my suitcase and then a friend suggested putting ground coffee to remove the smell. Now my suitcase smells awfully of both. I’ve tried everything, including baking soda and fabreze and just letting it sit outside for several nights. What do I do? Thank you -- Michael Thomas Reply

Q: Black Towels. IVE WASHED THESE TOWELS 4 TIMES ,AND I STILL GET BLACK LINT ON MY BODY ,HELP///////////// /? -- Ronnie Stuch Reply

Q: Tacky Rug and Floor i hope you can help me. i have a kitchen rug that has a rubber, no skid backing. i noticed today that the backing is sticky/tacky and has left grid marks on my linoleum floor. i want advice on both how to take the tackiness off the rug - what caused it? -- and how to remove what feels like half the rubberized backing on the floor. thanks for your help -- Joey M Reply 20/07/09

A: Hi Joey I am afraid that it looks like the rubber backing is perishing or deteriorating or changing chemically. You could experiment with talcum powder but that would destroy the non-stick properties - and possibly end up with a family member slipping and hurting themselves. Lighter fuel or mineral spirits (outside the US this is known as White Spirits) or even WD40 should remove the sticky residue -- DE

Q: Nail Polish on Dress.I have a hot pink polyester dress that i have gotten Black nail polish on it please help me ... -- KIDDIE KORNER Reply. 17/08/09

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